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Using the AutoMARK Video

The AutoMARK ballot-marking device is voting equipment that provides Minnesota voters additional accessibility at the polling place. The device allows voters with disabilities to vote independently and privately by providing various accessibility options for marking their ballot. The device is equipped with a screen that can enlarge text for easier viewing, a high contrast display of the ballot for voters with limited vision, has headphones to allow a voter to listen privately to an audio version of the ballot, and has an additional connection for other accessibility devices.

Voters using the AutoMARK ballot-marking device are able to select their candidates by touching the screen, using a key pad, or using an external accessibility device. The AutoMARK reads the voter's choices and completes the ovals on the ballot for the selection made. The voter then deposits the marked paper ballot into the ballot box.

View this 5-minute video, which provides an overview of the AutoMARK ballot-marking machine in captioned and non-captioned versions. This video requires the Adobe Flash player. To download the latest version of Adobe Flash player go to

Captioned Version

Non-captioned Version

View a fact sheet about the AutoMARK from the manufacturer (pdf)

Last updated: 3/4/2013 9:27:27 AM